Chronic pain management: a qualitative study of elderly people's preferred coping strategies and barriers to management.

@article{Lansbury2000ChronicPM,
  title={Chronic pain management: a qualitative study of elderly people's preferred coping strategies and barriers to management.},
  author={Gwenda Lansbury},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 1-2},
  pages={
          2-14
        }
}
Although the majority of pain complaints, in Australia, are among the elderly population, the focus of treatment is not on this age group. In order to achieve effective management of elderly people's chronic pain, their perspective of pain and coping strategies used needs to be understood. This qualitative study explored the preferred strategies of elderly people and the barriers they encountered in trying to manage their pain. Elderly people (n = 72) with chronic pain, over 65 years of age and… CONTINUE READING
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